Friday, December 13, 2013

Straight sided feather stitch

TAST stitch 91 is straight sided feather stitch AKA upright feather stitch. 
TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, a challenge at Pin Tangle.

I stitched my samples on 14 count Aida. First I wanted to see the difference if I altered the size of the straight sided feather stitch. The rows at the left and centre are done in perle 8, the right one in perle 12 in the same colour.
Then I made a stacked row in perle 8.
A border in green and purple. First I made tiny straight sided feather stitches in cotton a broder. Then I connected them with cross stitches in stranded floss.
Another border, this time in perle 8. First I made the blue straight sided feather stitches. Then I added fly stitches in green.
Take a closer look at my complete sampler here.


  1. All your samples are great but I really like the first one as it clearly shows what the length and width will change the appearance of the same stitch.

  2. perle cotton works so very well for these stitch samples and like the addition of fly stitch

  3. You have the absolute best illustrations on the web THANK YOU.


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